High, Exceptional & Profoundly Gifted (HEPG) Group
Giftedness is averaged to make up well less than 5% of the general population, and within that small number, there are subclassifications: mild, moderate, high, exceptional and profound giftedness. The latter three types make up only a very small portion of that less than 5%. The relatively little attention that is given to the experience and cognition of the highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted is proportionally consistent with the incidence of the phenomena, but the unfortunate result is that the net is cast wide in the existing literature, services, and connection opportunities for gifted people. With various levels and concepts of “giftedness” often grouped together into a one-size-fits-all description, the highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted are misrepresented in important ways. If you don’t know whether you are highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted, or simply want to learn more about it, you can read more about it in an article on my blog.
We all know that a mildly or moderately gifted person can feel a strong sense of being an “alien” in a group of non-gifted people; so too can a highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted person feel a strong sense of being an “alien” in a group of mildly or moderately gifted people (the same is true between profoundly and highly gifted too, and so on). I’ve started this peer group so that highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted people around the world can have access to one another for mutual support, co-creativity, and speedy discussions!
Unlike some of our other peer groups which are structured with regular meetings and specific group goals, I am structuring this group loosely. The main goal is to identify other highly, exceptionally and profoundly gifted people within the InterGifted Community, so that this kind of connection is easily available to those members when it’s desired or needed. When new HEPG group members join, they are brought into our HEPG secret facebook group. Then, when one of our members would like to connect with all or some fellow group members, they are welcome to schedule an open or closed meeting (open to the entire HEPG Group, or just to certain members, depending on the aim of the meeting). We discuss issues deeply and come up with creative collaborations for making meaningful impact in the world. Ideally, we will be able to learn about each other over time and support each other in even more co-creative and inspiring ways.
Who can participate?
Our members include anyone who identifies as highly, exceptionally, or profoundly gifted. Read more here if you are unsure; if you are still unsure after reading the article, send me a message and we can chat. Our aim for the group (as within InterGifted as a whole) is positive connection, mutual support and opportunities for cocreativity amongst HEPG people; if you fit the category and agree with that mission, join us!
Who am I?
I’m Jen, the founder of InterGifted, co-founder of Rediscovering Yourself, coach and mentor for HEPG adults. The HEPG question is one that hits home for me, and I share the need for very speedy and meta-thinking peers, so I’m looking very forward to connecting with you!